BTS regain YouTube 24-hour record with 101.1m ‘Dynamite’ views
YouTube’s 24-hour debut record has fallen again, with BTS unseating their K-Pop compatriots Blackpink. The former group’s new single ‘Dynamite‘ did 100.1m views in its first 24 hours on YouTube, overtaking...
August 24, 2020
BTS set a new world record for livestreamed music audience
We’ve already reported on BTS’s successful ‘Bang Bang Con’ livestreamed concert in June. Now it’s been awarded an official Guinness World Record for attracting the ‘most viewers for...
July 23, 2020
K-Pop stars Blackpink break YouTube 24-hour views record
This one is going to get the K-Pop stans roused up. In April 2019, BTS broke the record for one-day video views on YouTube, with the 78m views of their ‘Boy With Luv’ video trumping the previous record-holder, ‘Kill...
June 29, 2020
Billie Eilish has 30m YouTube subscribers; added 16m in last year
It’s been a period of near-constant records and milestones for Billie Eilish: her latest achievement is passing 30 million subscribers to her YouTube channel. She’s one of fewer than 15 artists to reach that...
May 28, 2020
Kids music channel Cocomelon hits 1bn weekly YouTube views
Here’s more evidence that one of the big winners of the Covid-19 lockdown period, musically speaking, is nursery rhymes for children. US-based channel Cocomelon has become the first YouTube channel ever to do more...
May 19, 2020
Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia breaks multiple Spotify records
Dua Lipa’s second album, Future Nostalgia, has broken three separate records on Spotify. They are: the most streamed album in a day (or first day) by a British female artist globally; the most streamed album in a day (or...
April 6, 2020
Official: Japanese band Arashi had the biggest album of 2019
The IFPI has now postponed the planned release of its Global Music Report on 24 March, but it is continuing to reveal some of the league tables from its stats section. Taylor Swift was the top global artist of 2019, and...
March 20, 2020
BTS YouTube premiere broke records with 1.54m concurrent viewers
Earlier this week, we reported on a strong start for K-Pop stars BTS’ latest music video, ‘Kinetic Manifesto Film: Come Prima’, on YouTube. The video was the fifth biggest 24-hour debut in YouTube history, but it turns...
February 28, 2020
T-Series’ main YouTube channel reaches 100bn views milestone
Indian music company T-Series’ flagship YouTube channel has been the most popular channel on the video service for some time now. After a lengthy (and sometimes controversial) battle with gamer PewDiePie for top spot,...
February 27, 2020
K-pop streams top 41bn on Spotify – and 8bn of them are BTS
With BTS’ latest album ‘Map of the Soul: 7’ making waves around the world, it’s a good time for a streaming service to be shouting about the popularity of K-Pop on its platform. Spotify is that service: the company...
February 25, 2020
Billie Eilish now has more than 25m subscribers on YouTube
We suspect Billie Eilish will be picking up a Grammy or two (or more) this weekend. Ahead of that event, she’s reached a new milestone on YouTube: 25 million subscribers to her official channel. Eilish is one of fewer...
January 23, 2020
Amazon now has more than 55m music streaming users
Amazon has announced a big milestone for its music-streaming business: more than 55 million users. “The streaming service has reached more than 55 million customers globally, with subscriptions to Amazon Music Unlimited...
January 22, 2020